from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of qualifying or the condition of being qualified.
- n. A quality, ability, or accomplishment that makes a person suitable for a particular position or task.
- n. A condition or circumstance that must be met or complied with: fulfilled the qualifications for registering to vote in the presidential election.
- n. A restriction or modification: an offer with a number of qualifications.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or process of qualifying.
- n. An ability or attribute aiding one's chances of qualifying.
- n. An added condition.
- n. The process by which racers race against the clock to determine whether they will qualify for a race, and if so in what qualifying position.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified.
- n. That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or employment, or which enables him to sustian any character with success; an enabling quality or circumstance; requisite capacity or possession.
- n. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited; that which qualifies by limiting; modification; restriction; hence, abatement; diminution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of qualifying, or the state of being qualified, by change or modification; specifically, adaptation; fitness.
- n. A quality adapting a person or thing to particular circumstances, uses, or ends.
- n. That which qualifies a person for or renders him admissible to or acceptable for a place, an office, or an employment: any natural or acquired quality, property, or possession which secures a right to exercise any function, privilege, etc.; specifically, legal power or ability: as, the qualifications of an elector.
- n. In logic, the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term.
- n. A qualifying—that is, partially negativing or extenuating—circumstance; modification; restriction; limitation; allowance; abatement: as, to assert something without any qualification.
- n. Appeasement; pacification.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a statement that limits or restricts some claim
- n. an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
- n. the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Her main qualification is that she will claim attorney-client privilege against very question from the Senators.
But the fact I am comfortable living in a country and having close associations with the wildest compadres you can imagine -- is what I call a qualification not a disqualification.
Moreover, many of them share a format that comes from A.A. itself: most 12-step meetings revolve loosely around what is called a "qualification" - an informal monologue by one member about his or her battle with the bottle.
First we get the comment that Palin’s main qualification is her lack of abortions (although an apology does follow).
Adding “invetigational” to the “experimental” qualification is a new one, and IMHO, shows “consciousness of guilt”.
GOPers, She does not have a presidential Quality, her qualification is good for the un educated American who don't have knowledge of other nation wher they are going.
An important qualification is that contributions below a certain threshold (I think it is currently $250) are not separately reported.
And this change in qualification happened in every single department during the last 8 years, so why pick on the poor Commerce secretaries? joejoejoe Says:
My main qualification to write this book is that my past writings on this subject have attracted hundreds of thousands of readers.
Probably the most important qualification is extreme attention to detail.